The Trevor Sorbie Art Team represents the creative, innovative side of our salon hairdressers. To become an Art Team member, a hairdresser must have worked on the salon floor for a qualifying period before having to pass a rigorously judged artistic test, which is overseen by Trevor himself. As a result of this stringent testing, only the artistic elite put themselves forwards to join the team.
The Art Team are multi award-winning, and their greatest accolade has been winning BHA British Hairdressing Artistic Team of the Year three times, and therefor being featured in their Hall of Fame.
They undertake regular photographic, session and advertising work as well as having a regular clientele at the salons where they translate the latest trends into wearable, commercial styles.
Click on the images below to find out more about the individual Art Team members and their achievements.
International Technical Director & Head of Technical Education
Nathan Walker is a colour guru - dubbed the colour doctor by his celeb clients who want to chop and change their shade as often as their outfits. Not surprisingly, Nathan holds the L'Oreal Specialist Degree and is a member of the portfolio group of artistic hairdressers. He judges the L'Oreal Colour Trophy, BHA's and was shortlisted in the Creative Head Most Wanted Awards Colour Expert category.
Nathan has created many techniques for all of the Trevor Sorbie collections, and while he rocks everything from vivid reds to subtle blonds and everything in-between, he says "I guess my signature is that I never ever colour for colours sake, and I have held my hands up and refused to colour when nature has beaten me and I can't improve on it."
Johanna Cree Brown
Artistic Director & Head of Art Team
I love hair and our industry. I feel very lucky to be doing something that I enjoy so much and am passionate about. I love fashion and how it moves so fast.
My work has been published in Vision China, The Hunger, Vogue UK, Models.com, Ones 2 Watch, Vogue Brazil, Harpers Brazil and Russia, amongst others. I have also designed hair for various designers including, Stephane Rolland Haute Couture, David Koma, Corrie, Nielsen, Jena Theo and Eliot Aitkensen.
I have done numerous seminars in the UK and Europe and I worked on my first L'Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Final Show, where I designed five of the looks and had creative control given to me by Trevor, for styling and make-up.
I am currently getting ready to be a guest artist for the Tribute Magazine Show in London and also really enjoying my role as a judge for the 'IT List', Hair Magazine and the Fame Team, as i know what it takes to put a really good entry together, shown recently for my nominations in London, Scottish, Avant garde BHA's, AIPP for Avant Garde, Commercial and Photographic.
Tiziana di Marcelli
Director & Head of Education
Tiziana joined Trevor Sorbie in 1997, and has worked on many shows, seminars and shoots and counts Brian Ferry among her celebrity clients. As well as having a very busy column in the salon, she also looks after the training of the assistants and new stylists joining the company in all of the salons.
Tiziana runs seminars in the salon and abroad to teach hairdressers the signature Trevor Sorbie techniques. As well as her own masterclass in Milan and London, Tiziana assisted Angelo Seminara on the Vitality Show in Monte Carlo, Selective Professional Show in Tuscany, Lisap Spa Show in Florense, Hair Show in Liman, Voices Seminar in Manchester and the L'Oreal 100 Tears of Inspiration Show in Paris.
Director - View Anna's models.com profile
Already an Art Director at the Brighton salon, Anna has scooped the BHA Newcomer Award in 2007, and won the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Men’s image 2008; she was also a finalist for Southern Hairdresser of the Year 2008 and 2012, and is nominated for Creative Head’s It List awards 2013 in the Fashionista and It Girl categories.
After training in Portsmouth, Anna joined Trevor Sorbie aged 19. As well as her busy salon column, Anna loves working creatively on shoots, and credits include Franz Ferdinand’s No You Girls video, and short film Dead Happy, which was short listed for a BAFTA. Her Art Team work includes Salon International; being part of the team that shot the new supporting product imagery; seminars in Italy, Greece and Europe, as well as seminars for L’Oréal.
Anna is always focused on fashion, and assisted Anthony Turner backstage in London on the Preen and Topshop Unique shows, and Paris for Chloé, Kenzo and Hussein Chalayan, as well as a product launch for L’Oréal Professionnel. She’s headed up the TopShop showcase at The Roundhouse, and one of the looks for L’Oréal Professionnel at the Central St Martin’s Graduate Fashion Show.
Tom is a Creative Stylist in the Covent Garden Salon and member of the Art Team. Born in Greater Manchester, Tom relocated to London in June 2009 to train and work for Trevor Sorbie, "passing the final test is just the beginning, because of the standard of work around you it constantly pushes you to keep trying to raise the bar."
2011 was an exciting year for Tom, as he joined the Art Team in March and begun teaching juniors in August. "The Art Team test was a big eye opener as I didn't realise how much I'd enjoy explaining and showing people my work and the idea process behind them. This year I am producing a hair show in November with the main intention to show what I'm about and were I'm coming from. I think that when someone comes to see a show, it should feel for that person like it's a one-on-one experience. Regardless of the ticket price, I want to give them something that can't be paid for - come November that is what I'll be aiming to do."
In the future Tom plans to do more and more shows and seminars with the Art Team, and to get the chance to show his work to as many people as possible. His aim is to produce work good enough to inspire others, and get them excited about the hair industry.
"I feel very fortunate to be in a profession which pays me to do something I love."
Ryan Forsythe joined Trevor Sorbie in June 2005, with over 10 years hairdressing experience, having completed his NVQ level 1 at Joshua Galvin Academy, and apprenticeship at Public Image in Marylebone London. He has assisted Angelo Seminara extensively, shot with GQ, Noise and Hugo Boss, and worked on shows at London and Graduate fashion week. Now a Director at the Covent Garden salon, Ryan came to Trevor Sorbie because "...I felt I needed to take my hairdressing to another level, I wanted to improve and have more opportunities." Ryan's natural hunger to learn led him to take his teacher training course which he credits with "...helping me to develop my technique, adding more discipline and precision to my work."
These experiences made him want to become more involved in the creative side of the company "...passing my Art Team Test was a great moment, to see all the hard work from the last 5 weeks come together in front of Trevor Sorbie, my colleagues and friends made me very proud". Since joining the Art Team, Ryan has had experiences demonstrating at numerous shows and seminars, including cutting courses at L'Oréal, and trips to Denmark, Italy and Ireland.
Mai began her hairdressing career when she left school, completing an NVQ Level 2 and working as a stylist for a couple of years in her local salon. She has worked at many salons, but her dream was to work for Trevor Sorbie, and in 2008 she relocated to Manchester to fulfill this ambition.
Mai has proven a valuable source of artistic and innovative flair in hairdressing, consistently entering competitions to improve her skills and challenge herself. In 2002 at the beginning of her career, Mai got through to the L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Regional semi-finals, returning in 2004 and breaking through to the finals of the competition. Mai has also won the Toni & Guy Avant-Garde photographic award and the Saks Avant-Garde photographic award.
Her hair innovations grabbed the attention of Trevor himself during the notoriously difficult Art Team test, with Trevor raving about her stunning work. Since joining the Art Team she has been a major contributor to their work including the Alternative Hair Show 2012 & the L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy finals show 2013. Her most recent award achievements include being a joint finalist in the BHA Avantgarde category 2012, and working on the 2013 commercial image shoot that has been shortlisted in this year’s AIPP best commercial image award.
Top Stylist - View Adam's models.com profile
Adam was always destined to be a hairdresser, with both his Father and Grandfather working in the industry. After completing 3 years in hairdressing school (and becoming qualified to teach) Adam became the educational manager, art director and part of the International team at the Toni & Guy Budapest salon. Adam joined Trevor Sorbie Covent Garden 3.5 years ago, and hasn't looked back since. Says Adam, “I like to experiment with hair and coming out with new, different ideas. The result can be anything, I don't like to bound myself with preferring only one style of hairdressing…”
Adam has won numerous awards, and his session credits include Time Magazine, Dazed and Confused GB, Wallpaper, Metal, Husk, the Room, FHM Collections Germany, and Hungarian Marie Claire, Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan and FHM. He has worked with photographers like Daniel Sannwald, Thomas Lohr, Peter Hapak, Marton Perlaki and Aj Numan, and his hairstyles has been worn by stars like Tilda Swinton, Emily Blunt and Emeli Sandé. In 2012, he was a finalist for the British Hairdressing Awards for both London and Avant-Garde Hairdresser of the Year categories, and a finalist in the Visionary Category on Creative Head Magazine's IT-List.
Director & Hampstead Salon Director
Bree is a talented and influential member of the team, whose credits include the cover of Marie Claire magazine, Lizzie Jagger for the Baftas, Vogue shoots and backstage at London Fashion Week.
Bree has hairdressing in her genes, and begun her career at the tender ago of 12 helping out in her mum and sisters salon during the holidays and as a permanent Saturday job. Bree was given special permission to leave school early to pursue her dream vocation, and was on the salon floor cutting hair by the age of 15. At Hair Expo 4 years later Bree saw Trevor Sorbie on stage and made her way to England. "Trevor just inspired me", says Bree. "When I got to the UK I walked around and around Covent Garden looking for Trevor's salon....luckily they were recruiting; I did the trade test for them and the rest is history."
During her time with Trevor Sorbie Bree has been heavily involved in the opening of the Brighton Salon and was Manager of the Covent Garden salon before going on be director of her very own Trevor Sorbie salon in Hampstead. Bree is also integral in assisting with product development; both testing products and working with scientists to create the Trevor Sorbie ranges.
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Travis started his career at Barney Martin hairdressing in Sydney at the age of 20, before joining the legendary Brad Ngata hair direction Sydney (Brad’s multiple awards include Australian Hairdresser of the Year), then Christopher Hanna before moving to Rush in London.
Travis is now Senior Technician at Trevor Sorbie Hampstead under the tutorage of fellow Aussie and Salon Director Bree Davie, and has joined the prestigious Trevor Sorbie Art Team, as well as being a L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Finalist 2012.
Travis describes his signature style as “beautiful, natural and complimentary”, and specialises in colour and “people skills”, saying “I love working with amazingly talented people everyday, and meeting new people all the time. I love the creative side of things as well and being able to get involved in shows and photoshoots and seminars.”
Citing his influences as fashion trends, both past and present, Travis’ ambitions are simply “to be the best I can be.”
John originally trained in Glasgow before working globally with Matrix/L’Oréal for nine years as an educator. He joined Trevor Sorbie in 2004, and passed the L’Oréal Colour Specialist degree with distinction in 2006, working in London and Brighton before opening Trevor Sorbie Manchester in 2008. Having established Trevor Sorbie Manchester as one of the North West's top salons, John has now returned to the Covent Garden Salon as Technical Director.
John’s work has graced the cover of magazines like GQ and celeb clients have included the likes of Britney Spears, Keira Knightley, Lesley Garrett, Zoe Ball and Julie Graham, but John cites his key influences as his colleagues, clients and Trevor himself.
A dedicated colourist, John is passionate about his craft, saying “I enjoy the huge variation that comes in colour work, it has more of an emotional impact in the way it changes the appearance and makes the client feel... from a salon point of view it’s the relationship with the client – they have to have a deeper trust in you because colour’s like a hidden reveal, they don’t know what it’ll look like until it’s completely finished. It makes for a longer-term relationship, as you can talk a lot and really get to know them."
Petros began his successful career at the age of 15 in his hometown of Coventry, undertaking a two year apprenticeship that saw him qualified as a stylist by 17. At the age of 21, having already become a Style Director, Petros decided to train at Trevor Sorbie Covent Garden, where he is a currently a Top Stylist.
Continually in-demand to represent both the salon, and the Trevor Sorbie product line, Petros is a key member of the Art Team. His most recent achievements include being named a finalist for the upcoming Creative Head, Most Wanted Hair Trend Award, being a finalist for the 2012 BHA Newcomer of the Year award and 2012 L'Oréal Colour Trophy, as well as winning the 2011 L'Oréal Colour Trophy Men's Image.
2013 has also seen Petros lead a shoot to create the beautiful imagery to support the new Trevor Sorbie product launch, as displayed nationally in Boots stores, and internationally in salons.